SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 16th

It was Feb. 16th when Foster Hewitt broadcast his very first hockey play-by-play, Toronto Argonauts vs. the Kitchener Greenshirts, over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA.
When Vancouver’s (predecessor to CBU Radio) CRCV increased power from 500 to 5,000 watts, and moved into new studios in the new Hotel Vancouver,
When for the first time host John Daly presided over an early TV Sunday night institution, ‘What’s My Line?’ It lasted 17 years!
And when during a week co-hosting the syndicated ‘Mike Douglas Show,’ John Lennon sang two duets with his hero, Chuck Berry.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Cox Sells Majority Stake in KIRO-TV & its 13 Other TV Stations

Private equity giant Apollo Global Management has cut a deal with Atlanta-based CoxEnterprises to buy a majority stake in Cox’s 13 TV stations as well as three newspapers and a handful of radio stations in Ohio.

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Published on at 3:42 pm by boredop

‘Cosmos’ Bumped from Fox as Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigation Continues

Two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and Ashley Watson, have accused Tyson of inappropriate sexual advances.

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Published on at 11:33 am by mikedup

Us and Them premieres on CHEK

CHEK is donating the airtime and studio time and using sponsorship from the Victoria Foundation and Island Health to cover the license fee and to advertise widely the showing of the film.

Victoria is dealing with a housing crisis and an opioid epidemic. This film and the panel discussion aim to help the community understand those problems better and to aid in the search for solutions.

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Published on at 10:27 am by Voice Over

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 15th

On this date ‘My True Story’ began its daily, almost 19-year run on ABC Radio.
“The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show,” a musical variety half-hour, debuted on ABC-TV.
Vancouver’s CFBT-FM (The Beat, now Virgin Radio)) first began testing its transmitter on 94.5 KHz.
The ‘Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special’ aired on NBC-TV.
And one of the stars of the CBS- TV sitcom M*A*S*H, McLean Stevenson (pictured), suffered a fatal heart attack at age 68.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 15th INSIDE.

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Published on February 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Broadcast Journalist George Orr wins Green Nomination for 2019 Fed Election

North Vancouver Green Party members have picked veteran broadcast journalist George Orr to lead them into the federal election.
Local party members voted 57 per cent for Orr on Saturday.

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Published on at 8:13 pm by Ron Robinson

The deeper reason for drug ads on television, by Jon Rappoport

Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma.  It’s a flood

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Published on at 10:06 am by Voice Over

New Content Manager for Vista Radio’s Vancouver Island stations

Kent Schumaker takes over as of March 4th.


Published on at 7:41 am by Radio Man

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Mills Brothers

Originally known as the Four Kings of Harmony. They were active from 1928 to 1982. They made more than 2,000 recordings, sold about 50 million copies and achieved at least a dozen gold records. Get A Job is one of them from 1958

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Published on February 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

VALENTINE’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Thurs. Feb. 14th

It’s the date that Vancouver’s CKMO AM 1410 became C-FUN, under new ownership.
The first lady, Jacqueliine Kennedy gave a televised tour of the White House to both CBS and NBC.
CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite, the ‘most trusted man in America,’ announced his retirement.
The musical special, ‘Barbra Streisalnd: Timeless’ aired in prime time on FOX.
John and Yoko were in Philadelphia to begin a week co-hosting “The Mike Douglas Show.”
And music legend Frank Zappa appeared on NBC-TV’s “Miami Vice” playing the head of a drug ring.
ALL the milestones for Feb 14th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson